If your Looking for a cheap but great tablet pc without paying for the Apple IPad, then check out the HP TouchPad 32GB. It was a bright 9.7-inch diagonal LED backlit multitouch display and the HP webOS 3.0 with essential productivity apps. The 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core APQ8060 processor will keep you productive without any slowness or delays when switching between programs or running multiple multimedia programs. Weighing only 1.6 pounds and measuring only .5 inches think you will be able to take it with you everywhere!
$260 @ Amazon.com
Are you a real klutz that you have dropped your netbook or notebook for more times than you care to remember? If that is the case, then you might want to check out a more durable device which can withstand such punishment – we’re talking about the Panasonic Toughbook U1 Ultra. What makes Panasonic’s offering so different from the rest? Well, it not only delivers improved sunlight visibility, it also runs off Windows 7 and boasts some pretty decent performance figures for a device in its cass. For its display, the Panasonic Toughbook U1 Ultra Mobile PC is equipped with a TransflectivePlus display for up to 6000 nit viewability in direct sunlight, while being accompanied by a 64GB solid state drive, 2GB RAM, an Intel Atom Z530 1.6GHz processor and Windows 7 as the operating system of choice. It’s target market? Those who are involved in highly mobile jobs including direct store delivery (DSD), eCitation and vegetation management in markets like supply chain management, public safety and utilities. Of course, you can also throw in an optional 2-megapixel camera if that is your cup of tea, to hold video conferences and calls with your office mates while you’re on the go. This camera will come with updated software that delivers faster auto focus as well as improved white balancing. Other optional items you can jazz up the U1 Ultra with would be a barcode reader.
In terms of usability and navigation enhancements, those will include enlarged screen icons, programmable “right click” onscreen button, a larger soft keyboard, a “zoom and pan” mode that enables users to simply navigate robust content and a soft “Ctrl-Alt-Del” button for log-on access. Just how tough of a cookie is the Toughbook U1 Ultra? Well, it has been certified by an independent third-party test lab to meet MIL-STD-810G and IP65 standards for environmental conditions. The device itself is full well capable of shrugging off a drop of 6 feet from any angle, while there is a method to its fanless design with the aim of keeping out water and dust while reducing weight and reducing a common point of failure. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 and optional Gobi2000 mobile broadband technology from Qualcomm. Pricing starts from $2,799 upwards, making it tough on your bank account as well. But for the executive that has everything, why not??
Get it here – Panasonic Toughbook U1 Ultra Mobile PC
For some time Acer America has worked to meet the needs of those with a budget but high performance in mind, and their latest notebook PC’s aim to do definitely just that, packing more punch into two little notebooks with products that aim to please on every front according to all current Acer Reviews. With the Acer® Aspire AS5740 and Aspire AS7740 series, users get access to mobile PC’s featuring the new Intel® Core™ i3 and Core™ i5 processors, widescreen HD displays, first-rate graphics and Acer’s acclaimed Gemstone Blue design. These notebooks pack a slew of features into their gorgeous design that is easy on the portability, and on the wallet as well. With technology reaching new limits in the worlds of media, music, movies, and more, these notebooks push the limits on every graphic you wil ever need with extremely powerful performance reviews. Mobile, fast, powerful, affordable, it almost sounds too good to be true, but not so when you consider the processors that will please even the most demanding computer user.
In addition, you will love how the ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650 with 1GB Dedicated VRAM offers techno logy so advanced that you can watch and edit videos, and play your high performance games all at the same time. Along with this comes multi monitor support allowing you to expand your view up to six displays at once in an entertainment experience that you will not quickly walk away from. No longer is Acer the company you go to when you can’t afford the “real deal” as these features and this pricing starting at the $599 mark. Nice!
Blockbuster Inc. will further expand its horizons when it comes to the range of consumer electronics on offer in its stores, as the company has recently unveiled news that they will be selling a netbook as well across a thousand Blockbuster stores throughout the US. These netbooks are targeted to provide consumers with a way to access entertainment regardless of where they are (thought that was already made possible with the iPod many, many moons ago), where the netbook in question would be the Archos 10 developed by none other than the namesake itself, Archos.
The Archos 10 will take the best from Archos’ capabilities when it comes to manufacturing quality portable media players, throwing in additional computing power with an emphasis on mobility, connectivity and multi-media capabilities in a single device. All Archos 10 netbooks sold from Blockbuster will come with an embedded link to www.blockbuster.com. Blockbuster has priced the Archos 10 netbook at a mere $299, which is considerably cheaper than other netbooks in the market although we will have to take a look atthe specifications to see whether the price is justified or not. We do know that the Archos 10 will tip the scales at no more than 2.8 pounds, where it will be powered by an Intel Atom processor, featuring a 10″ ultra-bright LED display, a small keyboard, Wi-Fi connectivity, 1GB RAM, a 160GB hard drive, an integrated webcam, all the while running on Windows XP Home with applications such as Lotus Symphony, Outlook Express, Internet Explorer, parental controls, virus protection and multi-media applications all pre-installed for instant out-of-the-box use.
Buy it HERE – ARCHOS 10.2-Inch Black Netbook
At long last – the Dell Adamo will finally be made available to the masses. Perhaps you can safely say that this is the best looking Dell notebook to date, even though Dell has moved forward pretty much in terms of design over the years, nothing holds a candle to the Adamo once you lay your eyes on it. The Adamo is also the first product under the new Adamo by Dell brand, and it offers premium craftsmanship and design inspires new aesthetic across Dell family of products.
In a marketing propaganda, Adamo by Dell was specially created to disrupt people’s perceptions of what personal computing is today. Let’s take a look at what this svelte new notebook offers. Touted by Dell to be the world’s thinnest notebook, the Adamo will definitely have MacBook Air fans up in arms as their favorite notebook has just been usurped, of all things, not by one of their own, but a Windows-powered machine instead. Bitter rivalry aside, the Adamo (meaning “to fall in love” in Latin) will be the flagship model in a line of products that was developed to disrupt the personal computing space by merging new design aesthetics, personalization choices and sought-after technologies. The chassis itself is milled from a single piece of aluminum (sounds familiar here…), boasting precision detailing and a… Read more »
Unfortunately we live in a day and age where online security has become a household term, and something we need to worry about quite a bit. It seems to be next to impossible to protect our online identities, and with password keepers being so frequently used, we put ourselves at risk every day. For those of us that are on our laptops 12 hours a day plus, it can be very convenient to use those cookie savers that keep your password stored so that those sites you visit each and every day are just a click away.
These same cookie savers are very handy for not having to remember passwords either, but if your machine ever gets stolen, you could be looking at becoming a victim of today’s hottest crime – identify theft. The folks at Lenovo realize this is a common concern, and have as such provided a Think Pad with its own built in security system.
Every day it seems there is a new gadget on the market to make our lives simpler, more convenient, and yes, faster. And even our computer use is being enhanced with gadgets to make using a computer even easier than it already is. This next one is the voice controlled mouse, and while it is still in the development stage, you may see this out sooner than you think as it is catching on quickly. It is the voice controlled mouse, and those of you that hate using the touch pad on your laptop will definitely appreciate this one. Gone will be the days when you will curse yourself for forgetting your mouse pad at home, when all you will need is the voice controlled mouse. This product is in development through a research team at the University of Washington and it is known as the voice controlled mouse or the vocal joystick.
In the world of computers, we definitely take our sides. Some people are die hard Mac users, others swear they will never use anything other than a PC. When it comes to PC computing, the teams further divide. Only HP products, only Dell products, and on and on. We all have our favourites. For those PC users that haven’t quite picked a side yet, HP has developed a new product that they hope will make you an addition to their happy team of users. They have just hit a major milestone when it comes to mobile computing, meaning, those users that need to take their machines everywhere or travel frequently, will enjoy this one. Or perhaps you even live in an area with frequent power outages of unknown duration due to inclement weather such as hurricanes, or nasty storms.
I think I’ve actually seen bigger remotes than this Gadget, but this is where the price factors in. It’s the Vision Quest V-book and offers an 8 inch screen and what they are calling, basic functionality. Vision Quest offers three iterations in screen size, ranging from 7-10, with the 8 and 10 inch models equipped with a slot for SD memory cards. It features a 400 MHz processor from Samsung, 64 MB RAM, and 1GB Flash RAM as well as both wired and wireless networking capabilities. What you CAN do on this? Email, some word processing, and maybe a little bit of surfing, but downloading movies and music will prove difficult with the memory storage. You can’t beat the price though, so if you’re looking for something for the kids to do homework on, or perhaps want a little something for the cottage without lugging around the “good” machine, this would be ideal. Heck, it’s even cheaper than a Blackberry which offers you only slightly more features.
The Thinner, the Better! Apple unveiled the MacBook Air, the world’s thinnest notebook. THe MacBook Air only measures 0.16 inches at its thinnest point, and .76-inches at the thickest point which is still thinner than the thinnest point of other competing notebooks. Macbook air has 13.3-inch LED-backlit widescreen display, a full-size and backlit keyboard, and a built-in iSight video camera. The Macbook air can either have a 1.6 GHz or 1.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB L2 cache, and comes standard with 2GB of memory, an 80GB 1.8-inch hard drive, and the 802.11n wireless technology and Bluetooth 2.1.
This Macbook is built for users who love the latest in technology and design! Wow this thing is amazing… In our opinion this blows away the Mac Tablet pc.